The European Tour Players' Committee will make its nomination to the Ryder Cup committee next week.
'I'm certainly keen to get the job and we'll see what happens,' said Langer. 'That's the way I feel right now and I think that's the way I'm going to feel for the next 12 months. People say I'm laid back but maybe inside I'm not quite that laid back because the Ryder Cup means a lot to all of us.'
Ian Woosnam and Sandy Lyle have also expressed a desire for the European captaincy,